A lot of 3 Pre-Colombian terracottas. Lot includes a molded figure wearing an elaborate headdress, H: 4 1/2" (11.5 cm); a partial terracotta seated figure with bowl sitting on his knees, H: 4" (10.1 cm); and last a terracotta head, H: 2 1/2" (6.3 cm).
A set of coins and an oil lamp from 1971 commemorating York’s 1900 years of history. Lot includes a terracotta lamp with birds within the discus, written around the rim is - York 1971, EBURACUM LXXI, numbered 1122 out of 1900 made, L: 5 1/8" (13cm); as well as a group of coins mounted in a low box replicating issues of various Roman emperors. Also included are 9 other replica Roman coins. An interesting commemorative lot!
A pair of spouted pottery vessels. The first is a black-ware Amlash terracotta vessel, c. 1400 - 1200 BC, with beaked spout. Heavily restored but attractive. The second vessel is an odd red-ware single-handled vessel with round body and pedestal foot, the neck narrow and mouth flared. Nicely burnished with incised decoration. Culture and date unknown, Some repair.
A carved schist hand holding a sword, Kushan, c. 1st - 3rd Century AD, wearing a bracelet, the beads in the form of a seated figure (Buddha?). The handle of the weapon is well defined with a raised diamond near the pommel. An attractive piece with much attention paid to the details of the nails, the bracelet and the handle of the weapon. H: 5 1/4" (13.3 cm). Light deposits over the grey stone and mounted on a custom stand. Ex Dr. Gilles Collection, Germany, acquired during the 1950’s & ...click for details
An attractive grey-slipped chalice, Northern Iran, c.1,300 - 1,000 BC, with rounded body incised with vertical lines, small pedestal foot and tall, flared mouth. H: 7 7/8" (20.2 cm). Intact and a choice example!
A lot of 4 Turkish antique pipes, c. 18th - 19th Century. Lot includes three in terracotta and one in bronze, each intact, two with nice raised detail. Largest measures 2 1/8" (5.4 cm) in length. Ex Los Angeles private collection.
A nice pair of antique Near Eastern clay pipes, 18th - 19th Century, the larger with nicely incised decoration. Both intact and show signs of much use. L: 3 3/4" (6.5 cm) & 2 7/8" (7.3 cm). Ex Los Angeles private collection.
A pair of Chupicuaro terracotta cigar holders, c. 500 - 100 BC, with extremely fine red/black burnished surfaces, the ends with stylized monkey faces. A ritual cigar would have been placed in the holder and smoked in the same way as a cigarette in a holder would be today. L: 4 1/8" (10.5) & 3 1/4" (8.3 cm). One with minor loss to tip, the other in perfect condition. Ex Orange County private collection.
A gold & silver ring and a pair of silver earrings, each set with a Roman bronze coin. The sterling silver ring with 14k gold round bezel decorated with granulation, framing a bronze follis of Licinius II (AD 317 - 324), ring size roughly 9. The sterling silver earrings in antique inspired style, each set with a bronze follis of Constantius II. A nice matching set!
A lot of rings and woven bronze jewelry fragments, Roman, c. 1st - 4th Century AD. Group includes 8 rings, two of iron, several woven sections of bronze links, one still embedded in the excavated matrix, a small woven child’s bracelet, and a heavy bronze wire linked suspension chain. Longest measures 9 1/4" (23.5 cm) in length. Ex Los Angeles private collection.